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Can’t Miss Diagnoses – Necrotizing Fasciitis

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the risk factors and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis
  • Interpret lab findings to diagnose necrotizing fasciitis
  • Treat necrotizing fasciitis appropriately (antibiotics and surgical management)
  • Summarize the mortality rate of patients with necrotizing fasciitis

Course Description

This course teaches the signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis as well as the appropriate emergency management to achieve the best outcomes.

Did You Know...

  • Only 15–34% of patients with NF receive an accurate admitting diagnosis
  • 1/3 of patients with NF die
  • NF is occurring more frequently due to the increase in immunocompromised patients with diabetes, cancer, transplants, HIV, and neutropenia

Course at a Glance

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time to complete icon Average Completion Time:

20–30 Minutes

contributor icon Co-development Partner(s):

Swedish Medical Center

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